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JOIN THE NRHA FAMILY NRHA history and purpose


REINING 101 Facts and information about Reining


NRHA PROGRAMS AND BENEFITS Brief descriptions of the NRHA programs and benefits




RHSF: REINING HORSE SPORTS FOUNDATION Enhancing the sport of Reining worldwide




NRHA SIRE & DAM PROGRAM Enhance your breeding program







Thanks to the support of NRHA Corporate Partners, the sport of Reining is growing.









hether they were laying down the law or just gathering around campfires, the cowboys of the old West were masters of riding. Their day-to-day working ranch maneuvers unleashed a horse’s pure equine athletic ability and continues today in a sport called “Reining.” Since 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has provided support for reining events and competitions for its members worldwide. We ensure that age-old western traditions of integrity, trust, camaraderie, and fellowship continue to be a part of the sport’s heritage. After 40 years of flying lead changes, rollbacks, 360-degree spins, and its hallmark maneuver the sliding stop, NRHA has grown to over 21,000 strong with purses topping nearly $14 million. With worldwide popularity spurred by acceptance from the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), and with the debut of Reining at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, this great sport continues to flourish. The NRHA and its members are like one family; all speaking the universal language of Reining and helping each other learn and grow to be better horsemen and women.

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR COMPETITORS Regardless of your riding skills, NRHA offers a class to match your level of expertise. From entry-level competition for rookies; youth reiners 10 and under; Prime Time for riders over 50; and non pros to professionals, we offer divisions for virtually all skill levels. We pride ourselves on providing a level playing field and the most respected and utilized judging program in the horse world.

sites, offer clinics, sponsor educational seminars, publish newsletters, and plan local reining events. To find a local NRHA Affiliate ready to welcome you to the family of Reining, go to

PURCHASE BREEDINGS TO THE WORLD’S TOP STALLIONS AT REDUCED RATES NRHA offers breedings through the most respected and oldest breeding program in the performance horse industry, the NRHA Sire & Dam Program. Many may not be available or affordable elsewhere. Owners of the foals resulting from these breedings enjoy reduced entry fees to the NRHA Futurity and Derby and increase their offspring’s value.


Our Purpose

The NRHA/Markel Insurance horse sales are considered the premier sales in the industry and offer an outstanding group of 2-year-old reining prospects, yearlings, stallions, broodmares and show horses from leading breeders, owners and trainers. For buyers, it is a convenient way to shop for that perfect horse. For sellers, it exposes not only their horse, but their entire breeding program to an international group of interested buyers.

As the standard-setting body for the worldwide sport of Reining, the NRHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the showing of reining horses by providing worthwhile purses for which they can compete by developing a standard method under which all reining contests can be conducted and by acting as a forum for breeders and trainers. NRHA manages numerous programs that improve members’ skills, advance the quality of the horse and communicate accomplishments around the world. A separate supporting non-profit organization, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), focuses on education, youth, international development, the NRHA Hall of Fame, and providing funds to NRHA members in crisis.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE WITH 100 AFFILIATES WORLDWIDE When you join the NRHA you’re not just joining a club, you’re joining a family. NRHA Affiliates are clubs of horse enthusiasts dedicated to Reining. Many have their own web-

What is Reining? Reining is a western-style equestrian competition that traces back to ranch-type horses and their impressive athletic ability and the maneuvers they perform. A. General: To rein a horse is not only to guide him, but also to control his every movement. The best reined horse should be willingly guided with little or no apparent resistance and dictated to completely. —Jim Willoughby NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee In reining competitions, riders and their mounts perform one of 12 patterns that include circles, lead changes, spins, sliding stops, backing and rollbacks, all in the confines of a show arena. The pairs are judged based on their performance of set maneuvers, degree of difficulty and given or deducted points accordingly.

Can I Be a Reiner? Previous equine experience may be helpful, but is not necessary to enjoy Reining. A good reining horse is a forgiving and responsive partner. What will help? Any life experience that combines a soft heart, a good memory and a little tact. Why a soft heart? You’re going to be dealing with a speechless creature. Why a good memory? You’re in charge of doing seven or eight maneuvers in about four minutes on that speechless-but-powerful creature. Why tact? Reining builds on a long tradition of quiet pride, cooperation and competition working hand-in-hand. In Reining, competitors help each other. Everyone loves to see a great run.

Where Can I Get More Information? 1. NRHA Handbook, which includes the Judges Guide and patterns. 2. Each and every NRHA Reiner magazine you can get your hands on. The Reiner gives you show schedules, affiliate contacts, detailed rules and regulations for every program, plus articles on showing, breeding, training and profiles of reiners. You can also view the NRHA Digital Reiner on the NRHA website—there's no charge! 3. And don’t forget the wealth of information on NRHA’s website,

What Types of Competitions Are Available? There are multiple categories of competition offered at approved shows to enable competitors at all levels to participate, learn, and improve as they master the intricacies of one of the most exciting disciplines. As riders progress in NRHA competitions they move through a series of limited events that help “level the field.” These classes are: Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open, Rookie Professional, Prime Time Open, Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro, Prime Time Non Pro, Prime Time Rookie, Novice Horse Open, Novice Horse Non Pro, Rookie, Youth 14–18 and Youth 13 & Under, Youth 10 & Under, Youth Rookie, Unrestricted Youth, Snaffle Bit and Freestyle. NRHA also offers classes for beginning reiners with its Entry Level: Green Reiner and Ride & Slide Program. Refer to your NRHA Handbook for category and class descriptions. In addition, individual shows frequently offer classes such as Ladies or Mens. They are not NRHA-approved and earnings are not kept by the Association. Rules vary widely from affiliate to affiliate.

How Do I Get Started? First, join both NRHA and your local affiliate. You need the NRHA membership card to show at NRHA-approved shows. If you plan to show in Non Pro competition you’ll need to submit a Non Pro Application too. Local affiliate membership allows you to keep in touch with Reining in your area. Your affiliate membership also entitles you to go compete for affiliate year-end awards. Every issue of the NRHA Reiner and the website lists each NRHA Affiliate. Most affiliates run clinics, sponsor educational seminars, publish newsletters, host their own website and put on promotional reining events. Second, license your reining horse. The competition license allows NRHA to keep excellent records of your earnings as well as your horse’s earnings. Memberships, Non Pro Applications and competition licenses can be applied for at all NRHA shows. However, we suggest calling the NRHA office prior to the show to make sure you have all of your documents in order. Finally, you will want to spend some time

setting goals. Your path depends on your goals. Ask yourself, “What do I want from Reining? How important is showing to me? Do I have the time and money to travel a lot or just a little? Does my horse travel well? Do I want to show locally, regionally or nationally?” If your goal is to win an affiliate title, affiliate year-end award, or qualify for the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships, you must be a member of an affiliate. National or International goals might include winning a world championship or top ten placing in your division or showing your horse in the NRHA Futurity. Or, as an owner, not a rider, you might want to send a 3-yearold to the NRHA Futurity or a 4-, 5- or 6-yearold to the Derby with a trainer. You can watch from the stands and cheer while a professional puts your horse through the pattern.

What is the National Reining Horse Association? Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA is responsible for promoting the sport and educating fans, as well as providing worthwhile competitions and awards for its members. NRHA sanctions more than 850 shows per year in addition to 250 Entry Level events. These worldwide shows pay out nearly $14 million dollars in cash and prizes each year. To learn more about NRHA and its programs, visit or call 405-946-7400. ✦



they decide to return to Non Pro competition. Apprenticeship takes place under the auspices of a member of the NRHA Professionals.

NRHyA members enjoying refreshments at a youth officer election meeting.



Come play with NRHA! The National Reining Horse Association has a revolutionary entry level program to welcome riders of all backgrounds to the reining arena. The entry-level format began in 2010 and provides a fun, educational and family-oriented ladder of competition with an inexpensive $20 Associate Membership. Each rung of the ladder welcomes beginning reiners to compete with others of the same skill level while gaining more experience. In addition, an awards program recognizes riders for their achievements. The program offers an inexpensive membership fee accompanied by a sampling of NRHA member benefits. The membership gives riders the ability to participate in this program, earn points toward a host of awards and experience NRHA activities. An even more appealing facet to this program is that some levels do not require horse ownership or an NRHA competition license. Overall, the program makes it easier to show, easier to compete at an enjoyable level and easier to develop reining skills.

NATIONAL REINING HORSE YOUTH ASSOCIATION In 2001, the NRHA established the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA), a leadership organization open to all NRHA youth members. NRHyA provides leadership, scholarship and showing opportunities for its members. Go to page 12, visit or find NRHyA on Facebook for more information.

NRHA AFFILIATE PROGRAM “Reining at the Grass Roots Level” With over 100 recognized NRHA Affiliates worldwide, you are sure to find an affiliate in your area to help get you started in Reining. Many affiliates offer year-end awards in various classes—from the Green-as-Grass rider to the top Open rider. Each participating affiliate may send the top 10 representatives, plus ties, in qualifying classes to compete at one of 11 North America Regional Affiliate Finals. The top eight riders, plus ties, from each region will qualify for entry in the prestigious Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships, held each year in conjunction with the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

NRHA JUDGES PROGRAM When first introduced, the NRHA judging system was a revolutionary system developed to score a horse’s performance. This system has been adopted by the sport of Reining worldwide and has been used as a template for many other equestrian disciplines and breed associations. Scoring is based on a range of 0 to infinity with 70 denoting an average performance. All maneuvers are scored from a minus 11⁄2 to a plus 11⁄2 with 0 denoting a maneuver that is correct with no degree of difficulty. In addition to the maneuver scores, certain situations arise where the judge is required to apply a penalty to the score. To learn more about judging the reining horse, DVDs may be purchased on the NRHA website or by contacting the office. NRHA

The NRHA Apprentice Program is designed to allow NRHA Non Pros who are seriously considering becoming reining horse trainers the opportunity to try their hand at the profession. It gives the Non Pro the chance to explore the possibility of becoming an NRHA Professional with only a 12-month waiting period before re-applying for Non Pro status should



NRHA/Markel Insurance’s premier reining horse sales are a great place to purchase your next reining horse.



members and non-members may also attend Membership Secrets of Judging Courses and NRHA Judges Applicant Seminars that are held around the world.

NRHA/MARKEL INSURANCE SALE The NRHA produces a premier horse sale each year during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. The sale offers an outstanding group of 2-year-old reining prospects, yearlings, stallions, broodmares and show horses from leading breeders, owners, and trainers. The event is managed by the NRHA with support and direction from the NRHA Sale Committee. The quality and integrity of the NRHA sales are reflected in the graduates of previous NRHA sales.

NRHA PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM Looking for a trainer? This program might have just what you need. The goal of the NRHA Professionals is to bring together reining Professionals to develop and set policies, as well as govern and uphold ethics so that they may better serve and promote the sport of Reining and the reining horse industry. NRHA Professionals meetings are held at many major reining events. A list of the NRHA Professionals can be found at

NRHA REINER MAGAZINE The NRHA Reiner is the official, award-winning publication of the National Reining Horse Association and the only magazine solely dedicated to the sport of Reining. First published in March of 1980, this award-winning publication is available in two formats—the more traditional printed version and the Digital Reiner. Our pages include information on the sport of Reining, training articles, human interest stories, competitions, tips, biographies—all things Reining. The NRHA Reiner is one of the benefits of membership— each household receives the Reiner either electronically or the printed version. Non-members can subscribe as well. For more details, see the “Fees & Services” at

NRHA NON PRO COMPETITION Non Pro competition is for indivduals who are not professional horse trainers. NRHA Non Pros may ride horses owned by themselves or an immediate family member in Non Pro classes. So that competitors are showing against others of equal skill, NRHA has established different divisions for Non Pro riders based on their NRHA earnings.

NRHA SIRE & DAM PROGRAM The NRHA Sire & Dam Program is the oldest and most respected breeding program in the performance horse industry. The NRHA Sire & Dam Program began in 1966 and provides significant benefits to the participants while supporting the NRHA. Stallions participating in the Program are eligible for NRHA Futurity and Derby Sire Awards. Mare owners have the opportunity to purchase breedings they may not otherwise have access to at reduced rates. Sire & Dam Offspring are eligible for later and discounted entry into the NRHA Futurity and Derby. 10


The NRHA Sire & Dam Program introduced the Top 20 Sires Program and an Online Auction in 2006. The Top 20 Sires Program is comprised of those stallions that appear on the latest NRHA Year in Review sire rankings and elect to participate in the Online Auction. Other donors may opt to take part in the Online Auction or in the traditional “For sale on a first come, first serve basis.”

REINING HORSE SPORTS FOUNDATION Remember the Past. Live in the Present. Invest for the Future. The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) was established in 1999 to act as a supporting organization of the National Reining Horse Association, specifically in an effort to develop and enhance the sport of Reining worldwide. The RHSF is committed to carrying the sport onward through its five core programs. Donor financial support is instrumental in growing the RHSF and in making dreams a reality. For more information on RHSF, go to page 15 or visit

NRHA NOMINATION PROGRAM In 2008, the NRHA Nomination Program introduced a onetime, simple payment to make foals eligible to enter the NRHA Futurity and Derby when they reach competition age. The program provides endless benefits for many reiners with increased and deeper payouts, especially in Level 3 and Level 2 in both Open and Non Pro divisions—totaling $2.5 million each year. Significant rewards will stay with the nominator through an enticing nominator incentive. You’ll reap rewards in the show and sale arena by nominating your foal to the NRHA Nomination Program. The deadline to nominate weanlings for only $300 is December 31. To find more information about this program and its North American and European components, visit

“NRHA INSIDE REINING” Since 2007, “NRHA Inside Reining” has brought the actionpacked sport of Reining into millions of homes with the first and only show dedicated entirely to the sport of Reining. Join host Jenifer Reynolds as she covers reining action from events around the country and spanning the globe. Find out more about NRHA programs and how to get involved, gain training advice from top NRHA Professionals, and enjoy feature stories on the people and horses that make Reining great. “NRHA Inside Reining” is produced in conjunction with Sandbur Video. Find updated episode information and watch full episodes of NRHA Inside Reining for free 24/7 at✦

For more information on the sport of Reining or any of the programs mentioned, click on the links, go to or call the NRHA office at 405-946-7400.


Fun, Friends & Future Leaders of Reining



tional Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) have had loads of fun, made lots of friends and developed into the sport’s future leaders. They have the opportunity to benefit from college scholarships, youth awards and guidance from top reining professionals, all while making life-long friendships and having a whole lot of fun along the way. NRHyA fosters leadership qualities and provides our young members with a roadmap for success to guide them through their future career plans.

REINING COMPETITION FOR ALL AGES The NRHyA offers young reiners of all ages and experience levels the opportu-



Youth Classes nity to get started in the sport of Reining. Competition points are earned throughout the year according to their placings in a variety of youth classes.

RHSF Scholarships The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education for our youth members. They award over $40,000 annually in scholarships to NRHyA members.

YOUTH TEAM TOURNAMENT NRHyA members can participate in the Youth Team Tournament Programs that are held at each NRHA North American Regional Affiliate Finals, NRHA European Affiliate Championships and the NRHA Australia Affiliate Championships.

YOUTH 10 & UNDER SHORT STIRRUP A great way to get the youngest reiners involved in the sport. The Youth 10 & Under Short Stirrup class features a modified pattern. YOUTH 13 & UNDER Open to any NRHA member 13 years old or younger. The horse must be owned by the youth or an immediate family member. YOUTH 14–18 Open to any NRHA member 18 years and younger. The horse must be owned by the youth or an immediate family member. YOUTH ROOKIE Open to any NRHA member 18 years and younger that has not earned more than 25 points in NRHA classes at the start of the year. No ownership restrictions apply. UNRESTRICTED YOUTH Open to any NRHA member. No ownership restrictions apply.

Youth Awards Competing in NRHA Youth classes makes NRHyA members eligible for year-end awards—competition points are earned throughout the year according to their placings. These year-end awards are presented at the NRHA Awards Banquet.

“I love Reining because it gives you a chance to achieve a wide variety of accomplishments. No matter your level, you can work hard and achieve your goals, inside and outside of the show pen.”

Youth members with the highest number of points in the Youth 13 &

—Amy Stoney, McClave, Colorado

Under and Youth 14–18 are awarded World Championship titles. The Lawson trophy is presented to the year-end champion of each class as well as a trophy buckle. The Morrison trophy is presented to the year-end reserve champion of each class along with a trophy buckle. Third through 10th place point-earners receive NRHA pewter trophies.

Youth Incentive Awards

“I love the NRHyA and how it has grown the past few years. I think the only thing that needs to get across to the youth members is that it is possible to have a show life and participate in the NRHyA. I remember being a new youth and seeing the enthusiasm of the officers and others around me. It was what truly inspired me to become active in the NRHyA. —Blair Willette, Prescott, Arizona

NRHA youth members can also earn NRHA Youth Incentive awards—these are determined by the number of points a youth


rider earns in their youth classes.

At the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show, the high-scoring youth in the combined ancillary Youth 14–18 and Youth 13 & Under classes is awarded a $500 scholarship and has his/her name added to the Paul Horn Memorial perpetual trophy. The award is dedicated to excellence in the reining horse industry as exemplified by the late Paul Horn, an NRHA Hall of Fame member and past NRHA Futurity Champion, courtesy of Mitch and Sylvia Zuckerman and Kim Horn.

The NRHA Youth 10 & Under Incentive Awards are presented when a Youth 10 & Under rider reaches the following levels: 25, 50, 100 and 200 points in Youth 10 & Under classes only. A trophy buckle is awarded when a Youth 10 & Under rider reaches 200 points earned in Youth 10 & Under classes only. The NRHA Youth Incentive Awards are presented when a youth rider reaches the following levels: 50, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1,000 and 1,500 points earned. A trophy buckle is awarded when a youth rider reaches 800 points. A trophy headstall is awarded when a youth rider reaches 1,000 points. Trophy spurs are awarded when a youth rider reaches 1,500 points. NRHyA is proud to award our top NRHyA reiners each year with college scholarships to help with their future careers.

JOHN McQUAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The NRHA awards a $250 John McQuay Memorial Scholarship to the highest scoring youth in the combined Youth 13 & Under and Youth 14–18 classes at the NRHA Derby. This scholarship is awarded in memory of John McQuay, the father of NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame inductee Tim McQuay.

VARSITY REINING CLUB The Varsity Reining Club rewards NRHyA members for their accomplishments outside the show pen including contributions to their community and the reining horse industry. There are two age groups: Varsity 14–18 and Jr. Varsity 13 & Under. Members can redeem points for a variety of exciting prizes at different point levels. Prizes range from T-shirts and electronics to admission and stalls at the NRHA Futurity and Derby. At the end of the year, the top point-earners in both divisions are awarded scholarships and receive recognition for their yearlong activities. Go to for more details. “I love Reining and the NRHyA because it has helped me build confidence and to become self-sufficient through being involved in my affiliate and being a NRHyA delegate. It has made me aware of how much I love to be involved within an organDAWN BAXSTROM

ization. I have gained a large support system through all the friends I have made in the NRHyA that I know will support me and be there for me for many years to come. ” —Nicole Hupke, Petaluma, California







Reining Horse Sports Foundation Youth

Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund The Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund was established to assist National Reining Horse Association members who have experienced catastrophe and demonstrate financial need. The nature of a qualifying catastrophe may be medical, accident or illness or natural (fires, flood, tornado, etc). When the name behind a successful business suffers a tragedy, everyone involved has to find a spirit inside them to overcome tough obstacles that lie ahead. “We are so devoted and thankful to RHSF; our life, as we knew it, stopped when this happened. The RHSF picked us

back up, gave us hope and strength to keep moving forward through all of our experiences. We are forever devoted and supporters of the RHSF. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts! It is so great to know that our organization has a program like this to help their own. We are very fortunate to be a part of the NRHA and RHSF.” One of the key fundraisers for this program is RHSF Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine. Without continued financial support, our Crisis Fund cannot meet the demands of reiners who experience catastrophic events, whether that means personal injuries or cancer diagnosis. Help us grow our Crisis Fund today instead of wishing there were more funds tomorrow. Since 2000, the RHSF Crisis Fund has awarded more than $100,000 and helped numerous NRHA members in their time of need. Whether it is a natural disaster or physical illness, RHSF has been able to provide financial support.

Hall of Fame The NRHA Hall of Fame inductees have brought the sport of


The true measure of a successful charitable organization lies in the quality of the benefits it delivers to the populations it promises to help. The Reining Horse Sports Foundation’s support of the National Reining Horse Youth Association is a shining example of delivering the mission of the RHSF in a measurable way. Since 2001, young reiners in the National Reining Horse Youth Association have benefited from their membership through college scholarships, learning experiences from some of the top reining trainers, life-long friendships and a whole lot of FUN along the way.

RHSF Rookie Day presented by Classic Equine





Reining to where it is today and captured the hearts of reiners throughout the world. All inductees, individuals and horses have won a place in the heart of Reining. It is a mission of the Reining Horse Sports Foundation to honor them as a part of our rich history. The first inductee among this group of celebrated individuals was Dale Wilkinson in 1986. His name is synonymous with the sport of Reining and he was known to many as the “Father of Modern-Day Reining.” Wilkinson was honored as the first inductee to the NRHA Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments, including winning the first NRHA Futurity in 1966 aboard Pocorochie Bo and being instrumental in the formation of NRHA. Your donation to the RHSF allows for the proper commemoration of our legends. As new reiners make history, they too can be honored for their accomplishments. In the future, the Hall of Fame will be more than a one night celebration. It will be a permanent showcase to journey back in time and share memories that have brought the sport of Reining to where it is today.

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is working to grow the sport of Reining around the world through our involvement with FEI and the World Equestrian Games. Reining has now grown to over 50 countries and 25 International Affiliates, much of which can be attributed to RHSF’s involvement. Reining is the only recognized western discipline qualified to participate at the World Equestrian Games. Since 2002, Reining has been a part of the Games and has attracted fans from all across the globe as a key spectator event.

Research & Education Breeders, trainers and horse enthusiasts alike will benefit from the Reining Horse Sports Foundation’s Education and Research Pro-


International Development

gram. After all, it takes more than just skill to grow the sport of Reining. It also takes the consistency and understanding that comes from research and education of our sport. Currently the RHSF is exploring research opportunities with Oklahoma State University. This partnership will prove invaluable to the understanding of equine health so we may prolong the life and activity of our horses. ✦

Remember The Past. Live In The Present. Invest For The Future. —RHSF— D E V E LO P I N G A N D E N H A N C I N G T H E S P O RT O F R E I N I N G W O R L D W I D E .




INCE 1980, THE NRHA REINER MAGAZINE HAS BEEN THE SOURCE on all things “Reining.” The Reiner is the official publication of the National Reining Horse Association and as such covers all aspects of the association’s activities—from local NRHA Affiliate events, to the prestigious NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, NRHA European Futurity and NRHA European Derby, to worldwide international competitions. Each month, the publication offers inside information on the owners, breeders, professionals and non pros involved with the sport as well as educational and historical information. It is a must for performance horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. If you are a current NRHA member you will receive the NRHA Reiner as a benefit of membership (one per household).* If you’re not a current member, the NRHA Reiner is still available with a paid subscription. For complete subscription rates and more information, visit or call the NRHA at 405-946-7400.

*Does not include Life memberships started after 2003, Associate members or Youth members. For all fees, see Fees & Services at





NRHA SIRE & DAM PROGRAM Imagine breeding your mare to one of the top stalBenefits and Rewards lions in the performance horse industry, and at a reThe NRHA Sire & Dam Program is a proven success duced rate. The NRHA Sire & Dam Program makes for everyone involved from stallion owners, to mare this dream possible for many horse owners. owners, to the owners of NRHA Sire & Dam The NRHA Sire & Dam Program is one of Program Offspring. the oldest and most respected breeding “I was never a big programs in the performance horse inBENEFITS TO THE STALLION OWNERS person for the dustry. Since 1966, NRHA has offered Stallion owners from many different significant benefits to both mare and breed and discipline associations, NRHA Sire & Dam stallion owners who participate in currently participate in the NRHA Program, but I am a the program. Sire & Dam Program and are eligibeliever now.” The Online Auction is a popular ble for NRHA Futurity and Derby —Janice Free Sire awards. Any stallion or mare feature of the Sire & Dam Program— owner can participate. starts at 60 percent of the advertised fee. You have access to unsurpassed quality from a trusted program that provides a chance, like no other, to BENEFITS TO MARE OWNERS For mare owners, the NRHA Sire & Dam Program introduce a top bloodline into your breeding program.



provides a great opportunity to buy breedings to top stallions. They are breedings that otherwise might be unavailable. If that’s not enough, NRHA Sire & Dam Offspring are more marketable and have increased value because of the program benefits. BENEFITS WHEN YOU HAVE A SIRE & DAM OFFSPRING

All NRHA Sire & Dam Program Offspring are eligible for reduced entry for both the NRHA Futurity and Derby. Sire & Dam offspring are eligible for NRHA Sire & Dam Program Offspring Awards at the NRHA Futurity no matter who owns the horse. Sire & Dam Offspring are more attractive to buyers because of four years of reduced entry into the NRHA Futurity and Derby.

Proven Results The NRHA Sire & Dam Program is endorsed by respected breeders:

“The NRHA Sire & Dam Program is beneficial because it gives recognition to the sires and dams of the reining industry and at the same time it is a financial benefit for the NRHA.” —Carol Rose, Leading Quarter Horse breeder in the United States and NRHA Sire & Dam Program participant since 1992.



Top 20 Sires Program Each year, mare owners have the opportunity to bid on top stallion breedings in the NRHA Sire & Dam Program through the Online Auction. The Top 20 Sires is comprised of those stallions appearing in the previous year’s NRHA Year in Review rankings. To participate in the NRHA Sire & Dam Program, the Top 20 Sires are required to donate at least one breeding to the Online Auction. Other stallions not on the Top 20 list have the option of putting a breeding to their stallion in the auction or offering the breeding for sale at 60 percent of the advertised fee. All “unsold” Online Auction breedings are sold on a first come, first served basis for 60 percent of their advertised breeding fee. Complete details about the NRHA Sire & Dam Online Auction can be found at or by calling the NRHA office at 405-946-7400.

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A complete tour at your finger tips! Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an organization dedicated to the pr...

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A complete tour at your finger tips! Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an organization dedicated to the pr...